Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 16:
In the face of growing public resentment over casting couch allegations in Odisha movie industry, Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) Chairman Munna Khan today assured that action will be initiated against culprits.
“I learnt about these incidents from media. There must be some amount of truth behind these allegations. They shouldn’t have happened. More so, in a place like Odisha — the land of Jagannath culture. Action will certainly be taken against culprits,” said Khan.
“Casting couch is a very serious issue. We will certainly hold a meeting and consult the senior actors. Their suggestion will be taken to find out ways to prevent such incidents in the future. Besides, action will be taken in case any of these allegations are proven to be true,” he added.
It may be noted here that Odia movie actor Sonika Roy and Leena Das had alleged of casting couch in Odisha movie industry recently.
In a related development, the cine producers association of the state today hinted that the body would meet very shortly to discuss ways to prevent harassment of artists and prevent entry of chit fund owners and other fraudsters into Odisha filmdom.